Shane Warne ordered a suit and two masseuses hours before he died of a sudden heart attack at a luxury villa in Thailand.
The 52-year-old was looking to buy a new suit when he decided to order one through a tailor on the island of Koh Samui on Friday.
Local police said Warne then went back to his villa at the Samujana resort before he ordered two Thai masseuses who gave him a massage in one of the rooms.
Warne had plans to head out for drinks later that night with four friends who were holidaying with him at the luxury resort.
Shane Warne ordered a new suit and two masseuses hours before he died of a suspected heart attack at a luxury villa in Thailand – as his final moments are revealed by devastated friends
Local police said Warne then went back to his villa at the Samujana resort before he ordered two Thai masseuses who gave him a massage in one of the rooms
Local police said Warne then went back to his villa at the Samujana resort before he ordered two Thai masseuses who gave him a massage in one of the rooms (stock image)
But he was found unresponsive after suffering a suspected heart attack as he and his mates took an afternoon nap hours before they were meant to head out.
Paramedic Anuch Han-Iam, who was one of the first responders on the scene, said Warne’s friends were already performing CPR when they arrived at the villa.
‘They were trying to bring him back to life… they were desperate. I think one was crying. Really stressed and panicked,’ he told The Sun.
‘They kept trying to wake him… I heard someone saying ”come on Shane, come on”.’
Mr Han-Iam said there were no women in the room, nor was there ‘anything unusual that made [him] think they’d been partying’.
‘I did my best for him and gave all my energy. I’m so sorry that I couldn’t help him.’
The local police chief said Warne visited a tailor to have a suit made earlier on Friday and ordered two local masseuses to come to his villa.
‘He called the girl to massage. It was just massage. He didn’t die because of the massage. He wasn’t well,’ he said.
Pictured: The body of Australian cricket player Shane Warne is transported from Koh Samui Hospital mortuary
A mortuary worker at Koh Samui Hospital. It’s understood Warne’s body will be taken to Surat Thani Hospital -650km south of Bangkok – for the autopsy
A mortuary worker disinfects himself as he prepares to move Warne’s body, just two days after he tragically died while on a holiday with his mates in Thailand
One of Warne’s holiday companions, Sporting News chief executive Tom Hall, revealed the final moments of Warne including an unexpected gift and his last meal.
Hall, who met Warne at a charity poker tournament 15 years ago, was one of the four friends who was with Warne during his final hours.
‘I have dined with Shane in many fine establishments, but rather than sample some of the local Thai fare, we tuck into a plate of Vegemite on toast,’ Hall wrote on Sporting News.
‘Shane chomping away: ‘Geez, you can’t beat Vegemite with some butter, always great wherever you are in the world’.
On the same day, Hall and his friends Andrew Neophitou, Gaz, and Fred were discussing with Warne the best way to watch the Australia vs Pakistan Test on TV.
The cricket legend then ducked into his room before emerging with a very surprising set of gifts for Hall.
‘Shane had been working with me at The Sporting News for the past year or so and he presented me with his jumper from the 2005 Ashes Test, his 2008 IPL shirt and a one-day international shirt and cap to place in the TSN offices in Australia and the UK,’ Hall wrote.
The ambulance was loaded onto a ferry to Surat Thani province on Sunday
The ferry containing the body of Shane Warne departs for Surat Thani
Jackson Warne shared a final photo with his famous dad (right and centre) on January 31, 2022. The pair were pictured beaming while watching the Australian Open alongside Australian Rules footballer Steven Baker
Warne entertained his longtime friend with stories about the first season of the Indian Premier League – not knowing it would be one of the last conversations shared between the pair.
Emergency services arrived at the Koh Samui Hospital mortuary at about 8am Sunday local time (12pm AEDT) to transport the late 52-year-old, two days after he suffered a suspected heart attack while holidaying on the Thai island with friends.
Warne’s family hoped to avoid a post-mortem in Thailand so his body could be flown back to Australia as soon as possible.
But on Sunday, the cricketing legend’s body was covered in a purple blanket and put into an ambulance to then board a car ferry destined for Surat Thani Hospital – 650km south of Bangkok – for the autopsy.
Department of Foreign Affairs officials were on board the ferry with Warne’s friends and Australian ambassador Allan McKinnon.
Thai police said the body must be examined to find the cause of death and a report will then be sent to the Australian embassy in Bangkok.
‘I am waiting for the autopsy report. If there is nothing suspicious, then the case is closed,’ Thai police lieutenant-colonel Chatchawin Nakmusik said on Saturday.
Warne, 52, died of a suspected heart attack at the luxury Samujana Villas resort on the Thai island of Koh Samui on Friday evening
Warne had been reportedly suffering chest pains and was having trouble with his asthma before travelling to Thailand
His remains will be taken to Surat Thani Hospital (pictured) – 650km south of Bangkok – for the autopsy
Thai authorities are preparing to conduct an autopsy on the body of Australian cricket superstar Shane Warne (Pictured: Surat Thani Hospital)
Warne’s family told authorities he was suffering health problems before travelling, including troubles with his asthma and chest pains.
He’d also completed a 14-day ‘extreme’ liquid diet in an attempt to slim down in the days before his death.
Just five days ago, Warne shared an old picture of himself without a shirt to Instagram, revealing he was working hard to get back in shape.
‘Operation shred has started (10 days in) & the goal by July is to get back to this shape from a few years ago ! Let’s go,’ he wrote.
Shane Warne completed a 14-day ‘extreme’ liquid diet in an attempt to slim down to his former best before he tragically died
Just five days ago, Warne shared an old picture of himself without a shirt to Instagram, revealing he was working hard to get back in shape
Warne’s long-time manager James Erskine revealed on Sunday that Warne took to drastic measures to trim down, including partaking in liquid-only diets.
At the time of his death, he’d recently finished an extreme and ‘ridiculous’ cleanse in which he only had fluids for about 14 days, Erskine revealed.
‘It was a bit all or nothing. It was either white buns with butter and lasagne stuffed in the middle, or he would be having black and green juices,’ he said.
‘He obviously smoked most of his life [but] I don’t know, I think it was just a massive heart attack. That’s what I think’s happened.’
Tributes are left as people pay their respects at a statue of Shane Warne outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground
Thai immigration police were seen at the ferry pier where Shane Warne’s body was transferred off Koh Samui and onto the mainland
Thai officials agreed Warne’s death was not suspicious, and noted no alcohol or cigarettes were found inside the luxury villa.
Thai police revealed on Saturday that they found his room splattered with bloodstains from the prolonged CPR but ruled out foul play.
Two pools of blood were found on the carpet at the foot of Warne’s bed as well as three blood-stained towels, and one pillow, with blood stains also on the mattress.
Ambulance crews also reported a pool of vomit by the bed.
Australian government officials have now met with Warne’s friends in Koh Samui to discuss bringing his body home to Melbourne.
Tributes to Warne are seen outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground
Warne’s final Instagram post from Koh Samui’s Samujana Villa, Thailand. The cricketing legend was on a break with four friends